Doctor Who: Steven Moffat on Peter Capaldi's Doctor

News Simon Brew
13 May 2014 - 07:19

Steven Moffat has a brief word or two about Peter Capaldi and John Hurt in Doctor Who...

Currently filming, as you more than likely know, is Doctor Who series 8, which will mark Peter Capaldi's first series run as the Doctor. More and more details about the series are gradually coming to the fore, and Doctor Who chief Steven Moffat has been chatting to the Radio Times about the casting of Capaldi.

"There is something about Peter's demeanour, his eyes, his attitude", Moffat said. "He's tremendously bright and that comes out on screen. When you choose a Doctor, you want somebody who is utterly compelling, attractive in an odd way. None of the Doctors are conventionally attractive but they're all arresting".

Moffat went on to say that "Peter is a man in his 50s, but is terribly boyish and young at times". He then added, of John Hurt's Doctor - as seen in The Day Of The Doctor - that "I think it's nice for a hero to have a dark chapter, although it's a chapter we will probably never see again because that somehow isn't Doctor Who".

The new issue of Radio Times is on sale now. Many thanks to Blogtor Who for the heads up.

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